Blue Star Lithodora
Lithodora diffusa 'Blue Star'
|Description||Beautiful, deep blue flowers with white margins cover this wonderful groundcover. The sprawling habit and mounded form adds softness and color to the top of retaining walls. Thrives best with some shade in extremely hot areas. Excellent for low borders or garden accent.|
|Watering||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Blooms||Spring through Summer|
|Mature Size||Slowly reaches 4 to 6 in. tall; spreading 24 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Poolside, Ground Cover|
|Design Ideas||This blue mat-like perennial looks gorgeous around rocks and landscape boulders. Use at the top of retaining walls or to soften unsightly curbs. Like a groundcover, it spreads over a very large area. Great on slopes, berms and banks to offer both color and erosion control. Though it's ideal for the traditional rock garden, it's also a natural in the Mediterranean landscape.|
|Companion Plants||Coral Bells (Heuchera); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia); Painted Fern (Athyrium)|
|Care||Thrives in well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Space 2 to 3 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9
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